President: Jim Thompson

Vice President: Jeff Orr

Secretary: Corrie Heath

Treasurer: Michele Lish

Events: Chris Manzi

Education: Bill Midkiff

Competition: Scott Nieredka

Membership: Bob Davee

Burgermeister: Alex Parise

Communications: Dan Koperski

The OBC is always on the lookout for submissions for the newsletter,  please email us your ideas:

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Next OBC meeting:
In-Meeting at F.H. Steinbarts, Thursday January 12th - 7pm 
Potluck - bring food to share 
Education Topic: Sensory panel

Jan homebrew comps:

KLCC - Feb 4th
SheBrew - Feb 26th
StoutBout - March 4th
NHC - Apr. First round judging

See the OBC competition calendar  for more details.

Future homebrew comps:

- Oregon Homebrew Festival, Corvallis, OR - May 2023

- Heart of Cascadia (OBC) IPA  Only, Portland, OR - June 2023

- Rocktoberfest, Redmond, OR -  Sept. 2023

- Fall Classic (OBC), Portland, OR - Nov. 2023

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Brew Crew News

-- JANUARY 2023 --

Presidential Pint

I hope you have enjoyed some winter warmers recently, we certainly needed it here in the Pacific Northwest. My latest favorite is Cherries Jubelale, an awesome new variant released by Deschutes last year. It has been four years since my last OBC newsletter and wow, has our club and our world changed! First of all, a huge Thank You to Jon Campbell and the previous board which has steered the club through the difficult “Covid years”.

To briefly summarize the goals of the board in 2023, we are hoping to get things back to pre-Covid routines with more group events (bus trips, Homebrew Con, camping) as well as a renewed drive around brewing and competing, collaborating with other clubs, rethinking how we reward participation and volunteerism, and our role in the brewing community. We will continue to bring you unique educational content and judging opportunities, better online resources and many more social outings such as our monthly “B Meetings”. Rather than focus on growing our club back to 300 members as I had mentioned at the November meeting, we will instead work on making the experience of OBC membership the best it can be for the 143 members we have as of this writing. Some things will change but many will stay the same.

I look forward to sharing a beer with you in the coming months, and getting all of you more involved in club events and operations. You can email any of the board members individually or as a group at board@obc.beer if you have any ideas to share! Cheers to the New Year!

-- Jim Thompson

OBC 2023 Beer Camp!
@ Trask River County Campground

The Oregon Brew Crew will be holding another “Brew Camp” on the weekend of June 9th - 11th, 2023 at the amazing Trask River Country Campground in the Tillamook forest. While the weather may be uncertain that time of year, we guarantee that you will enjoy the wilderness, the always epic bottle share, and whatever brewing and non-brewing group activities we come up with. If you would like to reserve your own spot for a tent (or two) and a vehicle, grab a spot at https://reservations.co.tillamook.or.us. The “center” of camp activities is spot A35 and we have limited tent sites available in A33-37 already. We highly recommend reserving your own spot between A23-A32. They will fill up fast!